HCII at 2022 Celebration of Education Awards

April 20, 2022
The stage during a previous Celebration of Education. A wooden podium with CMU logo is in the foreground, projector screen in the background

The Celebration of Education Awards Ceremony is an annual event where the Carnegie Mellon community comes together to recognize outstanding teaching, mentorship and educational innovation across the university.

The 2022 ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 28 at 5:00 p.m. in Rangos Ballroom, Cohon University Center. Guests have until Tuesday, April 26 to RSVP to attend in person or via livestream.

We congratulate all recipients of the 2022 Celebration of Education Awards, including the following individuals from the Human-Computer Interaction Institute.


Jessica Hammer

Jessica Hammer is the Thomas and Lydia Moran Associate Professor of Learning Science, jointly appointed in the HCI Institute and the Entertainment Technology Center. She also currently serves as the Interim Associate Director of the HCI Institute.

Hammer will receive the Barbara Lazarus Award for Graduate Student and Junior Faculty Mentoring. This award recognizes exemplary contributions to creating a welcoming and nurturing environment for graduate students and young faculty at Carnegie Mellon.

Details: Hammer Receives 2022 Barbara Lazarus Award


Ken Holstein

Ken Holstein is an Assistant Professor in the HCI Institute, where he directs the CMU CoALA Lab.

Holstein will receive a Teaching Innovation Award, Carnegie Mellon's newest faculty recognition. The award honors teaching practices or strategies designed to improve student learning in online, blended or face-to-face courses.

Details: Holstein Receives 2022 Teaching Innovation Award


Lea Albaugh

As a PhD student in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Lea Albaugh researches fabrication and material creativity.

Albaugh will receive the 2022 Graduate Student Teaching Award in recognition of exemplary teaching and outstanding effectiveness in the classroom.

Details: Albaugh Receives 2022 Graduate Student Teaching Award



The winner of the 2022 Graduate Student Service Award is a group of Ph.D. students responsible for the creation of CS-JEDI: Justice Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (15-996) a student-developed and student-taught course, focusing on topics within justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI). Its purpose is to better prepare PhD students to communicate about JEDI topics, advocate for themselves, and be effective allies to others.

Group award recipients include: Abhinav Adduri, Valerie Chen, Judeth Choi, Bailey Flanigan, Paul Göelz, Anson Kahng, Pallavi Koppol, Ananya Joshi, Tabitha Edith Lee, Sara McAllister, Samantha Reig, Ziv Scully, Catalina Vajiac, Alex Wang, and Josh Williams.

Details: CS-JEDI Receives Graduate Student Service Award